Hotel du Phare Les Mamelles
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10. I can drink African tap water.
11. I can bargain in French.
12. I could never be a taxi driver in any country.
13. I could never ever do Ramadan.
14. I can get PRETTY tan.
15. I can survive six weeks in Africa without shorts.
28 HOURS until I'm on my way to being in the proximity of a Starbucks!!!
... I believe in fate and destiny, and there was a definite reason why my life put this amazing person in it at this time. And, just another (very good) reason to go to Australia!
Friday afternoon began an afternoon of exploring. Starting with some shopping in Saint-Louis. I only have one week left, so I had to make sure I went souvenir shopping – for me! Haha.
Saturday morning we left bright and early for Lac Rose (Pink Lake in English). It wasn’t ...
... Deco period.Driving through the more affluent area of Dakar we passed several embassies including the British Embassy and a huge American Embassy which overlooks the sea.Our final stop was the impressive Monument of the African Renaissance which was unveiled in 2010, with 203 steps to the top it was a bit of a trek and we could have done with more than 20 minutes there, I made it 3/4 of the way but time was ticking so didn't reach ...
... island on most days and surfed. October is the hottest month to be in Senegal so when the heat would get too overwhelming we would usually jump on the boat over to the mainland and walk to a local French bakery. The bakery was amazing. They had 3 heavy duty air conditioners running and it was so cold in there you could almost see your breathe. On top of that they had a million different cakes and ice creams to choose from. I quickly became a ...
... party! When this had become quite enough and we had enjoyed some ram soup, another group of men outside started singing! By this point both Amee and I had been cornered for our excellence at speaking English and made quite a following of English enthusiasts, poets and students! We drank ataya (strong Senegalese tea) to the sound of the singing and conjugating English verbs.
Our nights in Thies were punctuated by the mosque calls, something we don’t hear all ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services